Carolyn Gillespie (Linda) is Professor Emerita of the University of Michigan - Flint, where she joined the Theatre faculty in 1987, retiring in 2011 after a happy and well-rewarded teaching career, including a nomination for Michigan Distinguished Professor in 2008, an opportunity to teach for Semester at Sea in the Mediterranean for a summer, travel to Ukraine to lecture and perform, and a pair of Kennedy Center Gold Medallions for her work with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Prior to her arrival in Michigan, she served on the Theatre faculty of the University of Texas/Dallas where she led an active life in acting and teaching acting. At UM-Flint her performance focus changed to directing, and over the years she has directed over fifty productions at UMF and several neighboring institutions including Flint Youth Theatre, Wayne State University (Hillberry and Bonstelle), Michigan State University, Alma College, and Fenton’s new Wishing Well Theatre. As an actor you may have heard Carolyn recently in the Rep's Flint Mural Plays, multiple staged readings, or perhaps seen her in Falling at Meadow Brook Theatre. Some favorite roles from the past: Martha (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Julia (Fallen Angels), Mistress Page (Merry Wives of Windsor), Lady Macbeth, Hedda Gabler, and Mary Queen of Scots.. MFA in Acting, Stanford University. Fun fact: Forty years ago she made her directorial debut with Death of a Salesman.